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Korean Journal of Spine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407708/application-of-lateral-approach-for-the-removal-of-migrated-interbody-cage-taphole-and-fixing-technique
#1
Jae Sung Eom, Ikchan Jeon, Sang Woo Kim
When a revision surgery related with removal of failed interbody cage is required, going through the previous passage can lead to a higher risk of neurological deficits or incidental dural injuries. Recently, the lateral approach has become a popular method instead of the conventional anterior or posterior approaches. The lateral approach is also useful method to remove failed interbody cage previously placed and re-do interbody fusion with lower risks compared to revision surgery via previous passage. However, there is still some difficulty in retrieving the interbody cage from the intervertebral space because of no spacious passage, subsidence, and uncontrolled movable cage...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407707/destruction-of-the-c2-body-due-to-cervical-actinomycosis-connection-between-spinal-epidural-abscess-and-retropharyngeal-abscess
#2
Dong Min Kim, Seok Won Kim
Human actinomycosis with involvement of the spine is a rare condition, with only a limited number of case reports published. To the best of our knowledge, no cases have been reported of epidural abscess causing destruction of the C2 body, bringing about a direct connection between spinal epidural and retropharyngeal abscesses. Here, we present such a case that occurred after acupuncture, and we review the relevant literature.
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407706/gas-containing-cervical-epidural-abscess-accompanying-bacterial-meningitis-in-an-adult
#3
Dong Min Kim, Seok Won Kim
Gas-containing spinal epidural abscesses are uncommon. Moreover, acute spinal epidural abscesses rarely complicate bacterial meningitis in adults. Here, we report a rare case of a gas-containing cervical epidural abscess accompanying bacterial meningitis. In spite of aggressive fluid and continuous antibiotic therapy after the isolation of Streptococcus anginosus and Streptococcus constellatus in the cerebrospinal fluid cultures, the patient showed remaining motor dysfunction and bladder involvement. Our experience suggests that the effort to prevent neurologic deterioration by emergent surgical decompression and drainage of pus is mandatory to avoid additional spinal cord dysfunction in patients with spinal epidural abscesses accompanying bacterial meningitis...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407705/delayed-spondylodiscitis-presenting-as-a-skip-lesion
#4
Dong Min Kim, Seok Won Kim
Spondylodiscitis is believed to be caused by an infection that affects vertebral bodies and the intervening intervertebral disc. Usually, typical spondylodiscitis involves a mobile vertebra-disc-vertebra unit, and in most cases, the condition is managed successfully by surgical intervention and intravenous antibiotic therapy. Here, the authors report an unusual case of a spondylodiscitis presenting as a skip lesion, which progressed from L4/L5 to L1/L2, despite open surgical biopsy and empirical intravenous antibiotics...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407704/delayed-epidural-mucin-collection-after-surgery-for-spinal-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#5
Dong Ha Kim, Dong Hwan Kim, Hwan Soo Kim, Kyoung Hyup Nam, Byung Kwan Choi, In Ho Han
A rare case of delayed large epidural mucin collection causing neurologic deficit after surgery for metastatic pancreatic cancer is reported. A 65-year-old man presented with intractable upper-thoracic back pain radiating to the chest and gait disturbance. He had a history of subtotal pancreatectomy due to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas and concurrent chemotherapy. Eight months after pancreatectomy, multiple thoracic spinal metastasis was diagnosed with routine up positron emission tomography-computed tomography...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407703/determination-of-the-effect-of-diameter-of-the-sac-on-prognosis-in-64-cases-operated-for-meningomyelocele
#6
Metehan Eseoğlu, Ahmet Eroğlu, Serkan Kemer, Mehmet Arslan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of meningomyelocele sac size on prognosis by retrospective review of 64 cases operated for meningomyelocele between January 2009 and December 2012. METHODS: We evaluated newborn babies operated for meningomyelocele by retrospectively reviewing their files for head circumference, location and with of the defect, accompanying anomalies, treatments administered, drugs that mother used during pregnancy. Based on the defect size, 3 patient groups were created as 0-24 cm(2) (group I), 25-39 cm(2) (group II), and 40 cm(2) and above (group III)...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407702/assessment-of-clinical-symptoms-in-lumbar-foraminal-stenosis-using-the-japanese-orthopaedic-association-back-pain-evaluation-questionnaire
#7
Yawara Eguchi, Munetaka Suzuki, Hajime Yamanaka, Hiroshi Tamai, Tatsuya Kobayashi, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Kazuhide Inage, Hirohito Kanamoto, Koki Abe, Yasuchika Aoki, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
OBJECTIVE: It is important to develop an easy means of diagnosing lumbar foraminal stenosis (LFS) in a general practice setting. We investigated the use of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association Back Pain Evaluation Questionnaire (JOABPEQ) to diagnose LFS in symptomatic patients. METHODS: Subjects included 13 cases (mean age, 72 years) with LFS, and 30 cases (mean age, 73 years) with lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) involving one intervertebral disc. The visual analogue scale score for low back pain and leg pain, the JOABPEQ were evaluated...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127378/effective-response-of-methotrexate-for-recurrent-idiopathic-hypertrophic-spinal-pachymeningitis
#8
Tae Joon Park, Won Deok Seo, Sang Young Kim, Jae Hoon Cho, Dae Hyun Kim, Ki Hong Kim
Idiopathic hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis (IHSP) is a chronic progressive and diffuse inflammatory fibrosis of the spinal dura mater. Though treatment of IHSP is surgical decompression with steroid therapy, treatment for recurrent IHSP is controversial. Our patient was diagnosed with IHSP based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and underwent laminectomy for decompression following steroid pulse therapy. Despite maintenance of steroid therapy, the patient experienced 3 recurrences. As an alternative immunosuppressant medication, methotrexate was introduced with low-dose steroid...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127377/synovial-chondromatosis-of-dorsal-spine-case-report-of-rare-pathological-entity-and-review
#9
Raviraj S Ghorpade, Yadhu K Lokanath
Synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon benign condition of metaplastic and focal formation of cartilage in the intimal layer of synovial membrane of joints with extremely low risk of malignant potential. Disease process is typically monoarticular predominantly involving large joints and spinal involvement being a very rare event. We report 31-year-old male patient who presented with history of low backache, left lower limb pain, difficulty in micturition since 8 months and difficulty in walking since 2 months ...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127376/safety-and-efficacy-of-mini-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#10
Mohamed M Mohi Eldin, Ehab M Eissa, Haitham M Elmorsy
OBJECTIVE: Mini-transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (Mini-TLIF) and other minimally invasive approaches introduced for the purpose of treating lumbar degenerative disc disease and instability are achieving high success and safety rates as the conventional approaches. Moreover, it has less soft tissue damage, minimal blood loss, and less hospital stay. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 on 28 patients who were subjected to Mini-open TLIF combined with transpedicular screw fixation for spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127375/predictors-of-reoperation-after-microdecompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#11
Hee-Jong Hwang, Hyung-Ki Park, Gwang-Soo Lee, June-Young Heo, Jae-Chil Chang
OBJECTIVE: The risk factors of reoperation after microdecompression (MD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) are unclear. In this study, we presented the outcomes of MD for degenerative LSS and investigated the risk factors associated with reoperation. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted using the clinical records and radiographs of patients with LSS who underwent MD. For clinical evaluation, we used the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system for low back pain, body mass index, and Charlson comorbidity index...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127374/the-change-of-range-of-motion-at-anterior-compression-of-the-cervical-cord-after-laminoplasty-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#12
Yongjae Cho
OBJECTIVE: Degenerative diseases of the spine, such as cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), are increasing among the old age population, and surgical treatment of CSM is becoming more and more common. The aim of this study was to investigate how functional recovery can be influenced by anterior compression of the spinal cord (ACS) after laminoplasty for treatment of patients with CSM. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 32 patients admitted to Ewha Womans Mok-Dong Hospital with CSM who underwent open-door laminoplasty from January 2012 to December 2014...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800002/single-stage-operation-for-giant-schwannoma-at-the-craniocervical-junction-with-minimal-laminectomy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Sun Yoon, Hunho Park, Kyu-Sung Lee, Seoung Woo Park, Chang-Ki Hong
Here we report a single-stage operation we performed on a patient with a large schwannoma that extended from the lower clivus to the cervico-thoracic junction caudally. A number of authors have previously performed multilevel laminectomy to remove giant schwannomas that extend for considerable length. This technique has caused cervical instability such as kyphosis or gooseneck deformity on several occasions. We removed the tumor with a left lateral suboccipital craniectomy with laminectomy only at C1 and without any subsequent surgery-related neurologic deficits...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800001/clinical-experiences-of-uncommon-motor-neuron-disease-hirayama-disease
#14
Kyoung Hee Lee, Dae Seob Choi, Young Suk Lee, Dong Ho Kang
Hirayama disease, juvenile muscular atrophy of the distal upper limb, is a rare disease predominantly affecting the anterior horn cells of the cervical spinal cord in young men. This cervical myelopathy is associated with neck flexion. It should be suspected in young male patients with a chronic history of weakness and atrophy involving the upper extremities followed by clinical stability in few years. Herein, we report 2 cases of Hirayama disease on emphasis of diagnostic approach and describe the pathognomonic findings at flexion magnetic resonance imaging...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800000/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematoma-coexisting-guillan-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-a-child-a-case-report
#15
Chi Hyung Lee, Geun Sung Song, Young Ha Kim, Dong Wuk Son, Sang Weon Lee
Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) has been reported as a rare cause of spinal cord compression, especially in children. Clinical features are usually nonspecific, although cervicothoracic location of hematoma could be presented with progressive paraplegia. Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is clinically defined as an acute peripheral neuropathy causing progressive limb weakness. Because SSEH and GBS have very similar signs and symptoms, SSEH could be misdiagnosed as GBS. Nevertheless, they can be presented together...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799999/pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis-due-to-a-subarachnoid-pleural-fistula-that-developed-after-thoracic-spine-surgery
#16
Gun-Sang Lee, Myung-Ki Lee, Woo-Jae Kim, Ho-Sang Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Yun-Suk Kim
Development of a communication between the spinal subarachnoid space and the pleural space after thoracic spine surgery is uncommon. Subarachnoid pleural fistula (SAPF), a distressing condition, involves cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Here we report an unusual case of SAPF, occurring after thoracic spine surgery, that was further complicated by pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis postthoracentesis, which was performed for unilateral pleural effusion.
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799998/a-20-year-old-retained-surgical-gauze-mimicking-a-spinal-tumor-a-case-report
#17
Sungjoon Lee, Bomi Kim, Jung Soo Kim, Byeong Sam Choi
A 79-year-old man visited our clinic complaining of lower back and left leg radiating pain that began 1 month prior to his presentation. He underwent surgery for lumbar disc herniation 20 years ago at another hospital. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed left-sided foraminal stenosis at L4-5. In addition, a paraspinal mass occupying the L4 spinous process and left lamina was observed. We subsequently performed an L4-5 decompression and fusion. During the operation, retained surgical gauze with granulation tissue was found...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799997/postlaminectomy-bilateral-lumbar-intraspinal-synovial-cysts
#18
Sung Ik Cho, Jung Hwan Lee, Chung Kee Chough
Lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts are included in the difference diagnosis of lumbar radiculopathy. Developing imaging modalities has result in increased reporting about these lesions. However, the case of bilateral new lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts after laminectomy has been rarely reported. We report of a rare case with bilateral lumbar intraspinal synovial cysts after laminectomy, requiring surgical excision.
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799996/the-surgical-overcorrection-of-lenke-type-1-deformities-with-selective-fusion-segments-what-happens-to-the-coronal-balance
#19
Yunus Atici, Sinan Erdogan, Yunus Emre Akman, Murat Mert, Engin Carkci, Tolga Tuzuner
PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine the alterations on coronal balance after overcorrection of Lenke type 1 curve, retrospectively. METHODS: Datas of 34 patients (29 female, 5 male patients; mean age, 16.3±3.3 years; range, 13-24 years) surgically treated for scoliosis between 2004 and 2010 were reviewed, retrospectively. The adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with Lenke type 1 curve treated with only posterior pedicle screw and postoperative thoracic curves less than 10° by Cobb method on frontal plane were enrolled in this study...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799995/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-in-parkinson-disease-preliminary-results-and-short-review-of-the-literature
#20
Stylianos Kapetanakis, Eirini Giovannopoulou, Triphonas Thomaidis, George Charitoudis, Pavlos Pavlidis, Konstantinos Kazakos
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of Transforaminal Percutaneous Endoscopic Discectomy (TPED) for lumbar disc herniation in patients with Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: Fifteen patients diagnosed with PD and lumbar disc hernia were recruited to the study. All patients underwent TPED. Mean age was 61.27±6 years, with 8 male (53.3%) and 7 female patients (46.7%). Level of operation was L3-4 (33.3%), L4-5 (33.3%) and L5-S1 (33.3%). Visual analogue scale (VAS) for leg pain and Oswestry Disabillity Index (ODI) for back pain, as well as the Medical Outcomes Study Questionnaire Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were assessed right before surgery and at 6 weeks, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
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